A high-fat diet undermines sleep

Here’s the flipside to the story about foods that can help you sleep better: eating a diet heavily composed of the “wrong” foods can interfere with your sleep. That’s the news from a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis...

Are sleep problems the next global health crisis?

In the past few years there’s been much attention paid to obesity as an emerging worldwide health crisis. Among the other global health problems that have rightly received notice in recent years are HIV, malnutrition, and chronic diseases that are on the rise around...

Sleep problems may contribute to cognitive decline

A group of studies, all conducted independently, have reached a similar sobering conclusion: sleep problems—including several common sleep difficulties faced by millions of people on a regular basis—may, over time, lead to cognitive impairment and even dementia. Four...

Cooking up a sleep-friendly diet

Can choosing the right foods to eat help you sleep better? This recent article from US News & World Report gives some good suggestions for foods that can promote sleep. We’re talking a lot these days about the connection between sleep and weight. How a strong...